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07/28/04

Chemical Truck Wreck Shuts Down I-95

A portion of I-95 in Jasper County was shut down today. It all started around 7am in Hardeeville, after a tractor-trailer carrying chemicals was involved in an accident. At this point we do know at least one person is confirmed dead.

As of noon, a the northbound lanes had reopened, but southbound from Exit 8 to Exit 18 remained closed, with traffic being rerouted to Highway 17.

The truck was carrying a chemical product when it ran off the road going southbound, went into the median. The driver was killed in the accident.

The Hilton Head Island haz-mat team along with the Hardeeville Fire Department and other local law enforcement responded, discovering it was not a harmful chemical--acetone--like they had thought.

WTOC has crews on the scene and will have more on this story tonight, starting on THE News at 5.

Reported by: Jaime Dailey, jdailey@wtoc.com

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